Hope can be defined as “a sure and confident expectation for good”
We’ve all had – and will continue to have – certain desires or dreams for a particular thing to happen or to become a reality. With all that we have been experiencing in recent years, particularly with covid and all that is connected to it, your desires or dreams may well have been dashed, or at best been put on hold in hopeful anticipation.
Ordinarily, when the word ‘hope’ is used, it regularly expresses uncertainty rather than certainty.
For example, “I hope everyone gets home safely in this storm,” often means, “I really don’t know if they will or not, but that is certainly my desire.”
This is because our hopes are often placed in that which is unreliable or has the capacity to fail. Mankind has a tremendous capacity for good and the good is often displayed allowing hope to rise, however, the opposite is just as true, and humanity’s brokenness is frequently displayed. As a result, our souls can become downcast, disillusionment can set in, and our emotional reservoir of hope can become empty.
The good news is that there is a hope that is not just a desire for something good in the future based on uncertainty, but rather, a sure and confident expectation for good in the present and in the future.
It is a hope based on – and in – the person of Jesus Christ. In relationship with Him, we discover a hope unlike any we’ve ever had.
Do you want to know more about this kind of hope? Do you have a question about God or the Christian faith you want to ask?